Tom Aspinall Puts Winning A UFC Title Over The Potential Big Pay From PFL: ‘Don’t Call Me’

Tom Aspinall can see why some would leave the UFC for PFL in search of a big paycheck but its not for him.

Tom Aspinall
Credit Tom Aspinall on Instagram

Tom Aspinall is on a quest for UFC gold and no amount of offers from PFL change that. 

Recently, former UFC champion Francis Ngannou decided to leave the UFC in search of bigger and better opportunities. He has been looking for a heavyweight boxing match against some of the biggest names in the sport while giving himself the opportunity to still fight in MMA. He recently signed a big contract with PFL which will allow him to do exactly what he wants. In addition to giving him the opportunity to box he’s also making sure that his opponents get what they deserve by ensuring that each fighter that faces him in the PFL cage will get paid a minimum of $2 million. 
This news has been circulating through the MMA community and fans and fellow fighters are wondering if UFC will see a mass exodus of heavyweight fighters looking for the big chance at fighting Ngannou in PFL. Heavyweight contender Tom Aspinall will not be one of the men to abandon ship in order to search for the big paycheck. 

Tom Aspinall is happy where he is, in search of a UFC championship belt

Tom Aspinall was on his way to a possible UFC championship fight, prior to his injury last year. He has been out since July of last year but is now on course to make his return. He believes in himself and believes that he will be UFC champion one day and will not ruin that by going to search for a big payday. He spoke about this and more in an interview with Sky Sports. 
“I think that for me personally, I have aspirations and I think it’s very achievable to be UFC heavyweight champion the world,” he said. “For me personally, if I had any doubt in that, I will be trying to make a lot of like, I’d be going like, for me that trumps money, being the best in the world. I put that above money, obviously I want to make money as well. But I put that a step above making X amount of money per fight.”
Aspinall cannot blame other fighters for looking for big opportunities. However, he will not be one of them and if PFL is searching for a big name to face Ngannou when he finally does make his PFL debut, Tom Aspinall will not be that guy.
“No, don’t call me because I’m more than happy with my quest to be the best in the world and I’m going to achieve it. If I had any doubt in that, I’d be after money,” he said. “I’d be going looking for money, looking for the best deal that I can because like I say potentially that could be out there. I’ve never experienced that. Obviously I’ve got contracted with the UFC. I’m very happy with that the UFC.
Aspinall’s last two fights for the UFC have been headlining events in London, England. He will now be returning to his hometown when he takes on Marcin Tybura on July 22 at the next UFC London event.
Published on May 26, 2023 at 3:30 pm
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